An opportunity to inspire and engage women conductors

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The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra announces a conductor training opportunity, with a focus on female conductors to be directed by Elena Schwarz.

Named in honour of the late Dr Louise Crossley, whose 2015 bequest was intended to develop and identify opportunities for female conductors, the Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop will take place in Hobart on August 12, 2018. Up to six female participants will benefit from an intensive workshop with Elena Schwarz, former assistant conductor of the TSO, and an opportunity to work through repertoire with two pianists.

The workshop is open nationally to female applicants of university age and above, with applications opening May 4. There is no cost to participants and the TSO is offering bursaries, on request, to assist interstate participants with travel costs. Observers of any gender are encouraged, and welcome to attend free of charge.

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Participants are required to register online (see form below) and attach the following information to their application:

  1. A scan of proof of permanent residence/citizenship, such as a passport page or visa document
  2. PDF current CV
  3. PDF written statement (maximum 1 page) describing your motivation and objectives regarding conducting.
  4. PDF short personal biography, not exceeding 200 words, suitable for publication
  5. High resolution (300dpi) photograph/headshot

The deadline for applications is Monday 18 June, 2018, 5pm.

Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop Application Form

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    All requests for financial assistance must be made at the time of application for the workshop. Applicants must supply the following • PDF brief statement (1 page max) outlining why a bursary is necessary for you.